Metallic inchy

Hi crafters. I wanted to try and combine two challenges: Less is More – metallic, and the CAS mix up card challenge- inchy. I also wanted to try and a more masculine version.

I started by swiping white cardstock with metallic paint and a dry brush. It is a satin acrylic meant for furniture and has a bit of sheen. The colour is supposed to be ‘steel’ but it is very brown on paper.

Next I took aluminium tape and adhered it to a scrap and cut this with the Kaisercraft Sari texture die. I left some of the pieces in place and put blobs of glue behind so they wouldn’t fall out before I finished. I rubbed it with Nuvo embellishment mousse in black ash. I had enough left of the aluminium tape bit to cut my inchy. I stamped it on the left side in black StazOn with the Prima read to me Stamp. Then I put it through the Kaisercraft Diamond tiles embossing folder which has a pattern which goes with the mesh. To help it blend with the background I rubbed it with the black ash mousse and the steel paint. I then coated it with distress crackle paint clear rock candy and before it could set I placed a small, clear, square gem in it to line up with the pattern. I took another square cut with the Nellie Snellen photo frames die and coated it with the steel paint and rubbed some silver paint around the edges. I adhered all the layers with foam tape. I stamped a sentiment from Clearly Besotted Message me in white StazOn.

I love the crackle. I’m not sure how masculine it turned out. It might be verging on more rather than less as well.

Who knew there was so much fun in one square inch!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Less is More #403: metallics

CAS mix up card challenge: Inchies

My choice is diecutting and embossing folder. Thanks for a fabulous challenge. I could easily get addicted to these inchies.

Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything goes

Simon says Stamp Monday challenge: Something clear. I added the rock candy crackle and the clear gem.


  • Bonnie

    Another fantastic inchie card! I love all this metal with the die cut and matching embossing! A great masculine card! Thanks so much for sharing with us again at CAS Mix Up!

  • Loll

    WOW! So much packed into this CAS Inchie card! LOVE all the elments you’ve put together. A work of art!! I think it looks totally masculine. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  • Joanna

    Impressive! Again, full of texture and interest. Loving your colour tones with the metallic edge to this beauty. Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

  • Stephanie Lanzalotto

    This is a wonderful card. I love all of the texture andyour chosen color scheme. I love the way you incorporated metallics in the CAS beauty for our challenge at Less Is More, and it is a fantastic creation as well for the inchie theme at CAS Mix Up! Thanks for playing at both!

  • Hideko

    Wow, this is a terrific masculine card! I love this metallic themed card, especially the die-cut aluminum tape wire net and the elaborately crafted crackle inchy! The texture, dimension, and colors are wonderful.
    Thank you so much again for sharing your wonderful card at CAS Mix Up!
    Hideko xx

  • Izzy Scrap

    Wow, stunning card ! Love every detail and the gorgeous metallic texture you gave to this card. A striking take on our challenge. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More.